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Drama & Theater Arts at SUNY New Paltz

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Drama & Theater Arts at SUNY New Paltz

If you plan to study drama and theater arts, take a look at what SUNY New Paltz has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

SUNY New Paltz is located in New Paltz, New York and has a total student population of 7,489. In 2021, 44 theater majors received their bachelor's degree from SUNY New Paltz.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Drama & Theater Arts section at the bottom of this page.

SUNY New Paltz Drama & Theater Arts Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Theater

SUNY New Paltz Drama & Theater Arts Rankings

The theater major at SUNY New Paltz is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Drama & Theater Arts. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Earnings of SUNY New Paltz Theater Graduates

The median salary of theater students who receive their bachelor's degree at SUNY New Paltz is $20,295. Unfortunately, this is lower than the national average of $21,886 for all theater students.


Theater Student Demographics at SUNY New Paltz

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the theater majors at SUNY New Paltz.

SUNY New Paltz Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Program

77% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 44 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Drama & Theater Arts from SUNY New Paltz in 2020-2021, 23% were men and 77% were women.


About 57% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in theater at SUNY New Paltz are white. This is typical for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from SUNY New Paltz with a bachelor's in theater.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 10
White 25
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 6

SUNY New Paltz also has a doctoral program available in theater. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Theater Grads May Go Into

A degree in theater can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for NY, the home state for SUNY New Paltz.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
Producers and Directors 26,110 $115,610
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 11,530 $99,870
Fashion Designers 7,550 $95,830
Writers and Authors 7,410 $86,380


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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